Diddy Beats Dre to Become Forbes Magazine’s Wealthiest Hip Hop Artist
Dr. Dre, who has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem,50 Cent, Xzibit, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar, came in second with a network of USD 700 million.
Dr. Dre, (Andre Young) was previously an artist and co-owner of Death Row records, but his fortune came from selling his Beats brand of electronics to Apple.
Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay Z came in third with a net of USD 550 million. Most people know by now that he isn’t only an artist, but a bonafide businessman.
He recently launched a music streaming service called Tidal that has experienced some set backs a few weeks ago. His response on Twitter was; “The iTunes store wasn’t built in a day.”
50 cent came in 4th at USD 155 million while Bryan Birdman Williams came in at $150 million. 50 Cent attained most of his wealth from the sale of Vitamin water in 2007, while Birdman is still making money from Cash Money Records.
Here are the top 5 artists:
1. P.Diddy- USD 735 million
2. Dr. Dre- USD 700 million
3. JayZ- USD 550 million
4.50 Cent- USD 155 million
5. Birdman- USD 150 million